COVID-19 bereavement care lacking for ethnic minorities

Grieving friends and relatives from ethnic minority backgrounds are suffering from a lack of appropriate help to cope with the loss of a loved one, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers say.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Relatives in deep grief can be helped earlier

Many relatives who experience severe long-term grief reactions after bereavement have more frequent contact with their general practitioner already prior to bereavement, as well as a higher consumption of antidepressants ...


Short-term medications may cut risk for 'broken heart' syndrome

(HealthDay)—In early bereavement, low-dose metoprolol and aspirin reduces physiological and psychological surrogate measures of cardiovascular risk, according to a study published in the February issue of the American Heart ...

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Grief is a multi-faceted response to loss, particularly to the loss of someone or something to which a bond was formed. Although conventionally focused on the emotional response to loss, it also has physical, cognitive, behavioral, social, and philosophical dimensions. While the terms are often used interchangeably, bereavement refers to the state of loss, and grief is the reaction to loss.

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